Agra: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met thousands of landless tribals, who are marching from Gwalior to Delhi under the banner of Ekta Parishad, in Agra on Wednesday. The tribals numbering over 50,000 have been marching for land and shelter rights. Organisers and Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh have reportedly reached an agreement which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has to now endorse.
After days of parleys, Ekta Parishad, which is leading a march of tribals to Delhi to press for land reforms, is understood to have reached an accord with the Centre and Ramesh is expected to meet the protesters in Agra on Thursday. The Parishad Media Coordinator Jayant Singh Tomar said Ramesh has obtained clearance from the Prime Minister on the all the points on which a consensus was reached between the Centre and the protesters.
Ramesh, who reaches Agra on Thursday, would be apprised of the decisions taken by the Parishad after its meeting in Agra. The minister on Tuesday said that "the nation will get happy news" in Agra when the rally of landless poor, led by Ekta Parishad leader PV Rajagopal, reaches the city. "We are having a constructive view of the demands raised by Ekta Parishad and we have discussed a lot over it. I am happy that we are heading towards an agreement and the day after the nation will get a happy news from the city of Taj Mahal (Agra)," Ramesh said after his meeting with the representatives of
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